Anyone who produces controlled waste, ie household, industrial and commercial waste, needs to ensure that their waste is treated or disposed of by someone with an appropriate Pollution Prevention and Control permit or waste management licence.

Those in the waste industry need to be aware of the detailed requirements of the permitting and licensing regimes as they must obtain a permit or licence and comply with its conditions.

This topic explains the waste management licensing system for waste facilities in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and also briefly reviews the differences in the Waste Duty of Care between the different devolved administrations.

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